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Old 06-28-2013, 01:50 PM
Pcolravey Pcolravey is offline
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New shocks/struts, but springs?

My '01 740i with the sport suspension is in need of shocks and struts (148k miles); however, I don't know if springs should be done or are in need as well. Perhaps the labor of shocks/struts is a big percentage of springs and such now is the time to do it? I am second owner for 5 years and 80K miles, 'old school maintenance schedule' from M. Miller is followed, and it is very, vary rarely loaded. Your thoughts please.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:03 PM
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While your doing the struts do the springs too.

I'm sure you plan on using the car for a while.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:25 PM
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As the springs have to be removed when replacing struts / shocks, consider replacing the springs with progressive units like Eibach - slightly lower and firmer ride, but a significant improvement in handling. Replace the upper spring bearings at the same time, and you'll be good for another 100,000 miles.
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